Oriana Eliçabe IN RESiDENCE at the School Consell de Cent


Oriana Eliçabe (Buenos Aires, 1972)

A documentary photographer and cultural agitator. Co-founder of the Enmedio group, which has been working in combining art and social activism since 2007. She coordinates the TAF! Taller d´Acció Fotogràfica from there. This is a photography workshop applied to urban intervention which promotes a critical attitude toward the contemporary uses of photography and its relationship with social reality. She has formed part of several groups of art and activism, such as Las Agencias y Yomango, among others.

Her trajectory shines a light on the value of collaborative creation as a tool of social transformation. She works with a special interest in the established powers and the social changes caused by social organisation and resistance, her projects move between photography, artivism, video and creative communication.

She studied photography at the Photographic and Cinematographic Art School in Avellaneda. In 1992 she settled in Mexico, where she performed workshops with prominent photographers. Between 1995-1999 she lived in Chiapas documenting the Zapatista reality as a correspondent for the Agence France-Presse (AFP). She later moved to Barcelona, where she currently resides.

In 2000 she received the FotoPressʼ01 scholarship with the Madres lesbianas project. In 2003, she was awarded the Visual Arts Grant from the Catalan Government with the Espacio de Poder invisible / Espacios invisibles de Poder project. The National Council of Culture and Arts of Catalonia (CoNCA in its Catalan acronym) awarded her with the Visual Arts Grant with the project Familiarizarse. In 2015, the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) funded the project #efecteGEZI: el poder transformador de l'art.

She has exhibited both her individual and collective work both nationally and internationally in individual appearances as well as collectives with the following noteworthy events standing out: Palau Macaya; Barcelona, ​​2001, Berlinale, 2004; International Festival of Photojournalism, 2005; the SaNostra Foundation, Mallorca, 2006. Arkitekturmuseet in Stockholm, 2008; Standard/Deluxe Gallery, in Lausanne, Switzerland, 2008; Cultural Centre of Spain in Mexico City, 2008. Arkitekturmuseet; Stockholm. 2009. Cultural Centre of Spain in Mexico, 2009. In the V&A in London, 2014, as well as at the Portal de l’Àngel in Barcelona in 2015 and the Arnoldo Conti Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires, 2022.


Presentation updated in September 2022

School Consell de Cent


The Institut Consell de Cent Secondary School (Poble Sec, Sants-Montjuïc) began its activities in the 1996-97 academic year. In a unique urban context and one of high cultural density (the Port, Montjuïc, El Paral·lel, Les Drassanes, the Tres Xemenies gardens, etc.) the Consell de Cent School links its first participation in the iN RESiDENCE programme with the desire to look deeper into urban art as an instrument of connection with the school’s nearby surroundings. In this edition, a group of 4th-year students take part.


Presentation updated in September 2022


Students from 4th of ESO


Joan Carrasco and M. José Guijosa

Curator and coordination
Experimentem amb l’ART

Institut de Cultura de Barcelona
Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona